Madson out after having toe surgery

Updated: May 5, 2010, 12:39 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Phillies reliever Ryan Madson will miss at least eight weeks after having toe surgery on Tuesday.

Madson broke his right toe when he kicked a chair after blowing a save last Wednesday. The right-handed setup man had filled in as the team's closer in Brad Lidge's absence early this season. He's 1-0 with four saves and a 7.00 ERA in nine games.

Madson blew his second save of the year in Philadelphia's 7-6, 11-inning win over the San Francisco Giants and kicked a chair. He went on the disabled list two days later.


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